Saturday, December 18, 2004

Turks Ask God for EU Membership

"Turks try to initiate a deal with God for joining to the EU. According to interview by Turkish channel ATV, the Turkish pilgrims heading for Mecca (Saudi Arabia) will pray God for “helping the nation for EU membership”."

"When the reporter asked, most of the pilgrims said that they will be praying for Turkey’s membership to the EU. Surprisingly, there were no curses against Western world or the EU, contrary to stereotyped profiles of the Muslims advertised around the World. An important part of the pilgrims said the membership is vital and they will ask God to help Turkey. The remaining part of the Muslims told that they agree with their friends but they want this to happen if the membership will do some good for the Nation."
The Journal of Turkish Weekly

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